TruFit Personal Training Studios is happy to announce it will be hosting a women’s self defense workshop on Saturday, March 3, from 10AM-12PM at 610 Davis Street to benefit the Evanston/North Shore YWCA.
Everyone deserves to feel safe and empowered. In this workshop with American Women’s Self Defense Association-certified instructors Michelle Courvais and Aaron Christensen, participants will learn valuable non-violent de-escalation and avoidance skills, as well as fundamental defense tactics against physical and sexual assault.
More specifically, attendees will learn skills like environmental awareness and situational control, boundary setting, wrist grab and choke releases, striking techniques and targets, as well as your legal rights following an assault. All skill levels are welcome.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Evanston/North Shore YWCA whose mission includes to empower women. Participants can sign up by donating to the event’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/selfdefense-workshop-trufit. Signing up ahead of time is encouraged! The suggested donation to participate is $25.
TruFit’s own mission is to be a fun, safe and inclusive space for Evanston’s diverse community to work on their health and fitness goals. “Fear of judgement is a major reason people don’t seek help to get in shape,” explains owner Isabelle Libmann. “We work hard to cultivate a culture of fun and empowerment while still offering the best personal training services.” TruFit has committed to raising $4000 as well as volunteer hours to give back to the Evanston community for 2018. In 2017, TruFit ran charity events for local organizations including the Center for The Independent Futures, The Ted Fund, The Evanston/North Shore YWCA, ESCCA and the Evanston Food Pantry.
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